Direct Anterior Reconstructive Technique
The Direct Anterior Approach is one of the minimally invasive techniques used in total hip replacement surgery. Continuing orthopaedic experience suggests that this technique may be associated with reduced muscle damage and pain, as well as faster post-operative recovery.
Traditional hip replacement techniques involve operating from the side (lateral) or the back (posterior) of the hip, which requires a disturbance of the joint and connecting tissues and an incision approximately 8-12 inches long.2 In comparison, the Direct Anterior Approach requires an incision that may be 3-4 inches in length and located at the front of the hip.2 In this position, the surgeon does not need to detach any of the muscles or tendons.2 The table below illustrates the key potential benefits between traditional replacement and the Direct Anterior Approach.
|Traditional Hip Replacement||Direct Anterior Approach|
|8–12-inch incision²||May be a 3–4-inch incision²|
|Surgical approach - side (lateral) or back (posterior)²||Surgical approach - front (anterior)²|
|Disturbance of the joint and connecting tissues²||Associated with reduced muscle damage²|
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Stryker delivers a robust direct anterior education and trainings on the safe and effective use of our products, incorporating the latest and most relevant clinical insights and procedural innovations. With our faculty experts from all around the country, our tailored programs are designed to help enhance and elevate surgeon skills at any point of your direct anterior learning curve!
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The Insignia hip stem leverages more than 1,300 CT scans, utilizing a 3D modeling and analytics system, Stryker Orthopedic Modeling and Analytics (SOMA) bone database, and is engineered to optimize fit and function.1 Founded on Stryker’s signature principles of implant fit, Insignia® is your collared, metaphyseal-filling hip stem designed specifically for muscle-sparing approaches.
Femoral tray system
Stryker’s femoral tray system is built for efficiency. One general hip instrument tray is compatible across three femoral stems (Insignia, Accolade II, Exeter), allowing for minimal tray usage and cross-compatibility.
Streamlined instrumentations and fewer trays can help lower sterilization costs and create a system more suitable for today’s health care environment, including Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC).
Broach handles feature a lever that is designed to actively secure the broach. This designis meant to minimize potential toggle and facilitate reproducibility of bone preparation.Each handle is fully compatible with Accolade II, Exeter, and Insignia femoral systems.
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